Washington Fish and Wildlife Office
Pacific Region


The following publications have been produced by personnel of the Washington Fish and Wildlife Office. Publications are written in support of fish and wildlife resources such as interjurisdictional fishes, threatened and endangered species, non-indigenous aquatic nuisance species, and other high priority aquatic resources.

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Investigation of Contaminants in Feeds and Fish at FWS Pacific Region National Fish Hatcheries and the Ramifications to Human and Ecological Health
 J.W. Davis and A. Gannam
Chemical Contaminants, Pathogen Exposure and General Health Status of Live and Beach-Cast Washington Sea Otters (Enhydra lutris kenyoni)   (4.08M)
Davis, J. W.
Assessment of Contaminant Exposure and Effects on Ospreys Nesting along the Lower Duwamish River, Washington, 2006–07   (929k)
Johnson, B. L., C. J. Henny, J. L. Kaiser, J. W. Davis, and E. P. Schulz
Trumpeter Swan Lead Shot Poisoning Investigation in Northwest Washington and Southwest British Columbia: Environmental Contaminants Program Off-Refuge Investigations Project ID: 20031003.1   (2.24M)
Schexnider, C.
Summary of Kootenai River White Sturgeon Studies    (62k)
Campbell, J. and T. Davidson
Recurrent Die-Offs of Adult Coho Salmon Returning to Spawn in Puget Sound Lowland Urban Streams   (8.2M)
McCarthy, S., J. Spromberg, J. Incardona, B. Feist, J. McIntyre, J. Labenia, M. Myers, L. Rhodes, G. Ylitalo, T. Collier, N. Scholz, L. Reed, K. Lynch, and J. Davis
Quantifying Changes in Streambed Composition Following the Removal of the Elwha and Glines Canyon Dam on the Elwha River
Peters, R.J.; Pess, G.R.; McHenry, M.L.; Bakke, P.D.; Elofson, E. & Sampson, E.
Historical and contemporary forces shape genetic variation in the Olympic mudminnow (Novumbra hubbsi), an endemic fish from Washington State, USA
DeHaan, P.W., B.A. Adams, R.A. Tabor, D.K. Hawkins, and B. Thompson
Influence of Engineered Log Jam Placement on Habitat, Periphyton, Invertebrates and Fish in the South Fork Skokomish River 2014 R. J. Peters, R. A. Tabor, and H. Gearns
Guidelines for Monitoring and Adaptively Managing Restoration of Chinook Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) and Steelhead (O. mykiss) on the Elwha River 2014 R. J. Peters, J. J. Duda, G. R. Pess, M. Zimmerman, P. Crain, Z. Hughes, A.Wilson, M.C. Liermann, S.A. Morley, J.R. McMillan, K. Denton, D. Morrill, and K.Warheit
Predation of juvenile salmonids by resident trout and other fishes in the lower Cedar River, Washington (3.5M) 2014 Tabor, R.A., H. B. Berge, M.M. Klungle, B.E. Thompson, D.W. Lantz and B.E. Price
Analysis of Genetic Variation in the Olympic Mudminnow (Novumbra hubbsi) - Final report   (1.49M)
DeHaan, P., B. Adams, D. Hawkins, R. Tabor, and B. Thompson
Fish Abundance, Habitat, and Habitat Use at Two Stabilized Banks in the Hoh River, Washington: Preliminary Data to Evaluate the Influence of Engineered Logjams   (1.6M)
Peters, R. J., S. Sanders, M. Li, K. P. Denton, M. T. Celedonia, R. A. Tabor, and G. R. Pess
Biological Sampling in the Skokomish River Basin, Washington: Army Corps of Engineers General Investigation (6.58M)


R. Peters, Z. Li, S.Sanders, R. Tabor, C. Cook‐Tabor, P. Bakke; K. Denton, M. Liermann
Movement and Habitat Use of Chinook Salmon Smolts, Northern Pikeminnow, and Smallmouth Bass Near the SR 520 Bridge - 2008 Acoustic Tracking Study  (10.83M)
Celedonia, M. T., R. A. Tabor, S. Damm, D. W. Lantz, T. M. Lee, Z. Li, B. Price, W. Gale, and K. Ostrand
Movement and Habitat Use of Juvenile Chinook Salmon Smolts in the Lake Washington Ship Canal: 2007-2008 Acoustic Tracking Studies  (10.57M)
Celedonia, M. T., Z. Li, S. Sanders, R. Tabor, S. Damm, D. Lantz, and B. Price
Broodyear Report for Olympic Peninsula National Fish Hatcheries - Brood Year 2001   (1.79M)
Celedonia, M. T.
Spring/Summer Habitat Use and Seasonal Movement Patterns of Predatory Fishes in the Lake Washington Ship Canal - Final Report, 2006-2009   (3.37M)
Tabor, R. A.
Distribution and Habitat Use of Fish in Seattle's Streams - Final Report, 2005 and 2006  (9.1M)
  Appendices 1 - 15   (32.4M)
  Appendices 16 - 30   (31.4M)
Tabor, R. A.
Influence of Habitat Complexity and Floodplain Reconnection Projects on the Physical and Biological Conditions of Seattle Urban Streams: Pre-Project Monitoring. Final Progress Report, 2005-2007  (3.7M)
Leavy, T. R., P. Bakke, and R. J. Peters
Movement and Habitat Use of Chinook Salmon Smolts, Northern Pikeminnow, and Smallmouth Bass Near the SR 520 Bridge - 2007 Acoustic Tracking Study  (19.31M)
Celedonia, M. T., R. A. Tabor, S. Sanders, S. Damm, T. M. Lee, D. W. Lantz, Z. Li, J. Pratt, B. Price, and L. Seyda
Movement and Habitat Use of Chinook Salmon Smolts and Two Predatory Fishes in Lake Washington and the Lake Washington Ship Canal - 2004-2005 Acoustic Tracking Studies  (39.5M)
Celedonia, M. T., R. A. Tabor, S. Sanders, D. W. Lantz, and I. Grettenberger
The Physical and Biological Effects of Engineered Logjams (ELJs) in the Elwha River, Washington   (5.73M)
McHenry, M., G. Pess, T. Abbe, H. Coe, J. Goldsmith, M. Liermann, R. McCoy, S. Morley, and R. Peters
Quilcene National Fish Hatchery Comprehensive Hatchery Management Plan   (3.02M) 
Final Report on Marbled Murrelet Recovery Implementation Team and Stakeholder Workshop   (1.01M)
Washington Sea Otter Stock Assessment Report
2006 through 1998


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J.K. McIntyre, J.W. Davis, C. Hinman, K.H. Macneale, B.F. Anulacion, N.L. Scholz, J.D. Stark. 2015. Soil bioretention protects juvenile salmon and their prey from the toxic impacts of urban stormwater runoff. doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2014.12.052
J.K. McIntyre, J.W. Davis, J.P. Incardona, J.D. Stark, B.F. Anulacion, N.L. Scholz. 2014. Zebrafish and clean water technology: Assessing soil bioretention as a protective treatment for toxic urban runoff. Science of the Total Environment 500–501 (2014) 173–180.
Blake E. Feist, Eric R. Buhle, Paul Arnold, Jay W. Davis, and Nathaniel L. Scholz. 2011. Landscape Ecotoxicology of Coho Salmon Spawner Mortality in Urban Streams. PLoS ONE 6(8): e23424. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0023424
Nathaniel L. Scholz, Mark S. Myers, Sarah G. McCarthy, Jana S. Labenia, Jenifer K. McIntyre, Gina M. Ylitalo, Linda D. Rhodes, Cathy A. Laetz, Carla M. Stehr, Barbara L. French, Bill McMillan, Dean Wilson, Laura Reed, Katherine D. Lynch, Steve Damm, Jay W. Davis, Tracy K. Collier. 2011. Recurrent Die-Offs of Adult Coho Salmon Returning to Spawn in Puget Sound Lowland Urban Streams. PLoS ONE 6(12): e28013. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0028013
Kristen A. Walker, Jay W. Davis and Deborah A. Duffield. 2008. Activity Budgets and Prey Consumption of Sea Otters (Enhydra lutris kenyoni). Washington Aquatic Mammals 34(4):393-401
Jana S. Labenia, David H. Baldwin, Barbara L. French, Jay W. Davis and Nathaniel L. Scholz. 2007. Behavioral impairment and increased predation mortality in cutthroat trout exposed to carbaryl. Marine Ecology Progress Series 329:1-11
Alec G. Maule, Ann L. Gannam, and Jay W. Davis. 2007. Chemical Contaminants in Fish Feeds Used in Federal Salmonid Hatcheries in the USA. Chemosphere 67:1308-1315
J. P. Dubey, R. Zarnke, N. J. Thomas, S. K. Wong, W. Van Bonn, M. Briggs, J. W. Davis, R. Ewing, M. Mense, O. C. H. Kwok, S. Romand, P. Thulliez. 2003. Toxoplasma gondii, Neospora caninum, Sarcocystis neurona, and Sarcocystis canis-like infections in marine mammals. Veterinary Parasitology 116 (2003) 275–296
Roger A. Tabor, Andi M. Kopit, Frithiof T. Waterstrat, Christina M. Meister, and Bradley E. Thompson. 2014. Diet of Adult Olympic Mudminnow Novumbra hubbsi. Northwest Science 88:33-43.
George R. Pess, Martin C. Liermann, Mike L. McHenry, Roger J. Peters, and Todd R. Bennett. 2012. Juvenile Salmon Response to the Placement of Engineered Log Jams (ELJS) in the Elwha River, Washington State, USA. River Research and Applications 28:872-881.
Roger A. Tabor, Scott T. Sanders, Daniel W. Lantz, Mark T. Celedonia and Steve Damm. 2012. Seasonal Movements of Smallmouth Bass in the Lake Washington Ship Canal, Washington. Northwest Science 86:133-143
Samuel J. Brenkman, J. J. Duda, C. E. Torgersen, E. Welty, G. R. Pess, Roger J. Peters, M. L. Henry. 2012. A Riverscape Perspective of Pacific Salmonids and Aquatic Habitats Prior to Large-Scale Dam Removal in the Elwha River, Washington, USA. Fisheries Management and Ecology 19:36-53
Roger A. Tabor, Kurt L. Fresh, Richard M. Piaskowski, Howard A. Gearns and Daniel B. Hayes. 2011. Habitat Use by Juvenile Chinook Salmon in the Nearshore Areas of Lake Washington: Effects of Depth, Lakeshore Development, Substrate, and Vegetation. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 31:700-713
Roger A. Tabor, Julie A. Scheurer, Howard A. Gearns and Charles M. McCoy III. 2011. Use of Nonnatal Tributaries for Lake-Rearing Juvenile Chinook Salmon in the Lake Washington Basin, Washington. Northwest Science 85:476-490
Roger A. Tabor, Brian A. Footen, Kurt L. Fresh, Mark T. Celedonia, Francine Mejia, David L. Low, and Linda Park. 2007. Smallmouth Bass and Largemouth Bass Predation of Juvenile Chinook Salmon and Other Salmonids in the Lake Washington Basin. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 27:1174-1188
Roger A. Tabor, Kurt L. Fresh, Eric J. Warner, and Roger J. Peters. 2007. Distribution and Habitat Use of Cottids in the Lake Washington Basin. Pages 135-150 in Status, Distribution, and Conservation of Native Freshwater Fishes of Western North America: A Symposium Proceedings. M. J. Brouder and J. A. Scheurer, Editors. American Fisheries Society, Symposium 53, Bethesda, Maryland
Roger A. Tabor, Eric J. Warner, Kurt L. Fresh, Brian. A. Footen, and Jeffrey R. Chan. 2007. Ontogenetic Diet Shifts of Prickly Sculpin in the Lake Washington Basin, Washington. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 136:1801-1813
Gretchen M. Nowak, R. A. Tabor, Eric. J. Warner, Kurt. L. Fresh, and Thomas P. Quinn. 2007. Ontogenetic Shifts in Habitat and Diet of Cutthroat Trout in Lake Washington, Washington. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 24:624-635
Roger A. Tabor, Gayle S. Brown, and Victoria T. Luiting. 2004. The Effect of Light Intensity on Sockeye Salmon Fry Migratory Behavior and Predation by Cottids in the Cedar River, Washington. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 24:128-145
Roger A. Tabor, Eric J. Warner, and Stephen Hager. 2001. An Oriental Weatherfish (Misgurnus anguillacaudatus) Population Established in Washington State. Northwest Science 75:72-76
Sherri L. MiLLer, Martin G. Raphael, Gary A. Falxa,Craig Strong, Jim Baldwin, Thomas Bloxton, Beth M. Galleher, Monique Lance, Deanna Lynch, Scott F. Pearson, C. John Ralph, and Richard D. Young. 2012. Recent Population Decline of the Marbled Murrelet in the Pacific Northwest. The Condor Vol. 114(4):771-781






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